Seafood Benefits Research

The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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Essential n-3 Fatty Acids in Pregnant Women and Early Visual Acuity Maturation in Term Infants

Authors: Sheila M. Innis, et al. / Journal: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2008


Researchers studied 135 women and their babies in a double blind prospective study to determine whether DHA omega-3 status is so low among some pregnant women to pose a risk to their babies' development. The researchers found that the women who eat lots of meat and little fish are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and their babies do not do as well on eye tests as babies from mothers who are not deficient.

Beneficial Effects of a Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid on Infant Development: Evidence from the Inuit of Artic Quebec

Authors: Joseph L. Jacobson, et al. / Journal: Journal of Pediatrics, March 2008


This study looked at over 100 Inuit infants and their mothers in Artic Quebec to determine effects of a high fish and sea mammal diet. Higher DHA omega-3 concentration is associated with longer gestation, better visual acuity at 6 months, and better mental and motor skills at 11 months.